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Learn stress-conquering strategies

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Learn stress-conquering strategies, March 2

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement | 541-962-3585 or lhancock@eou.edu
Source contact: Kelly Rice | Physical Activity & Health | 541-962-3413 or krice@eou.edu

February 25, 2016

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Got stress? Eastern Oregon University’s physical activity and health department is helping students, faculty and staff decompress Wednesday, March 2.

Yoga demonstrations, massages, Ping-Pong and ultimate Frisbee games, nutrition advice and free healthy, snacks – even puppies to cuddle – will all be part of a “stress free zone” established from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Gilbert Center adjacent to Ackerman Hall on campus.

Enter for a chance to win prizes ranging from yoga mats to planners, and learn more about resources like tutoring, counseling and outdoor recreation. Kelly Rice, advisor and professor for the health and wellness concentration, and students in her HWS 412 Program Planning class are organizing the event.

“Research shows that more than 51 percent of college students relate academic struggles to stress and anxiety, so we are presenting a variety of activities to help learn how to cope with and manage it,” Rice said. “Our hope is that students will find some new ways to deal with stress going into finals week.”

For more information contact Rice at 541-962-3413 or e-mail krice@eou.edu.